Heading to Perth this year end holiday?
Perth is the most underrated city in Australia. When it comes to planning a holiday for kids in Australia, most would choose the bustling Sydney or the adrenaline theme park filled Gold Coast as choice destination. Perth is probably the fourth or fifth city, one would consider for holidays in Down Under.
In honest truth, Perth was our backup plan when our trip to New Zealand was postponed. At the end of the trip, we had such a blast that it will be a shame not to share this hidden gem. Move over Sydney, Melbourne and Gold Coast, Perth had now become our favourite family destination in Australia. With a manageable flight time of 5 hours, Perth makes a choice getaway from the city state Singapore whenever we need one.
First Stop : Perth City
Perth is the capital of western Australia. Perth is of approximately 5386km² and almost 8 times larger than Singapore. With a population of only 1.8M, it means acres of space to explore.
1 Crawly Edge Boatshed (Blue Boat House)
Swan River, Perth Western Australia, Australia
|Blue Boat House Perth|
2 Perth Zoo
20 Labouchere Rd, South Perth WA 6151, Australia
City West Centre, City West centre, Sutherland St, Perth WA 6005, Australia
4 Swan Bells
Barrack Square, Riverside Dr, Perth 6004, Australia
5 King's Park and Botanic Gardens
Perth WA 6005, Australia
|View from Botanic Garden|
6 Perth Mint
310 Hay St, East Perth WA 6004, Australia
|Source : Shutterstock|
|Timezone North Bridge|
8 See the City Skyline from S Perth Esplanade
Next Stop : Perth Surrounds
The best way to explore Perth is by driving. Given the vastness of the city, it is a pleasure to soak in the sights from one point to another in a car.
9 Fremantle Market
South Terrace & Henderson St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
10 Fremantle Prison
1 The Terrace, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
Read our review here.
11 Skyview Wheel Freemantle
Head to the Skyview Wheel across the fishing boat harbour to explore Fremantle from the Sky
12 WA Maritime Museum
45 Cliff S
13 Have Fresh Seafood at Kailis
46 Mews Rd, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
When you are at Fremantle, do drop into one of their Seafood restaurant for fresh seafood. We had ours at Kailis
14 Caversham Wildlife Park
B/99 Lord St, Whiteman WA 6068, Australia
15 Margaret River Chocolate Factory
5123 W Swan Rd
|Margaret Chocolate Factory - Swan Valley|
16 The Pinnacles
Pinnacles Drive, Cervantes WA 6511, Australia
17 Lancelin Sand Dunes
Beacon Rd, Lancelin WA 6044, Australia
18 Lobster Shack
11 Madrid St, Cervantes WA 6511, Australia
|Lobster Shack Cervantes|
Here you can do a quick tour of the factory, More importantly you get to eat fresh lobsters at a great price point.
351 Progress Dr, Bibra Lake WA 6163, Australia
If you have the time, opt for a farm stay. Otherwise, mysterious underground caves, life saving lighthouses and even whales awaits in Margaret River. Do spend at least a night (we recommend 3!) there to enjoy what Margaret River provides.
21 Busselton Jetty
Busselton Beachfront, Busselton WA 6280, Australia
Head to the longest wooden Jetty that stretches 2 km into the ocean at Busselton. Too lazy to walk? How about taking a train instead?
22 Explore a lighthouse
|CApe Leeuwin Lighthouse|
23 Explore an underground limestone cave
24 Visit a vineyard
|Whale Watch Augusta|
There you have it, 25 activities for kids in Perth. There are lots more to do in Perth and it will take a repeated visit to discover all the nuggets this city has in store. Hopefully we would be back in the future to add on to this list!
If you want to plan an itinerary to Perth, we have a week long self drive road trip all map out for you!